SHASA member building a strawbale house in Begalia. ABC interview with builder.

July 29, 2023 / From News

Sam from VIVA Homes was interviewed by ABC about a new pre-fab straw bale house being erected in Bergalia. The build is a private home belonging to Susan, Murray & […]

SHASA & ABE present to Council on emergency preparation and preparedness

July 27, 2023 / From News

Kathryn Maxwell (SHASA) & Brett Stevenson (ABE) presented on emergency preparation and preparedness at the ESC Public Forum. Both presentations are shown below.

Getting Off Gas Toolkit

July 26, 2023 / From News

Wed 26 Jul – Wed 16 Aug. Location: Ferrars & York, 201-209 Ferrars St, South Melbourne. This is an in person event. To ensure we do not waste any food […]

Youth Art Competition

July 17, 2023 / From News

Lanterns from Waste. Entry open to youth 16-26 years. First prize $650 Second prize $450 People’s Choice Award $250. Want more info? Email

SHASA is helping the community with EVs, solar & batteries, heatwave & bushfire havens

July 13, 2023 / From News

Become a member (only $5/yr). Email for payment options.

Come and chat with Uncle Bunja Smith about the Voice to Parliament

July 12, 2023 / From News

He is keen to answer your questions and chat about what it means to him. When: Sunday July 16, 3pm Where: Durras Progress Hall All welcome for afternoon tea and […]

Bushfire & heatwave preparation for Eurobodalla… a meeting with Fiona Phillips MP

July 6, 2023 / From News

SHASA members Kathryn Maxwell, Steve Colman, Lyn Smith and Brett Stevenson met with Fiona Phillips yesterday.  Key issues discussed include: 1. Bushfire and heatwave preparation SHASA will be pursuing funding […]

ANU leads the Eurobodalla microgrid feasibility study for SHASA

June 21, 2023 / From News

By Marion Williams Bay Post Updated June 20 2023 – 12:33pm, first published 12:29pm Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Email There was considerable interest in the second round of SuRF’s community forums […]

Heatwave and Bushfire Havens Update

June 14, 2023 / From News

Seven Heatwave and Bushfire Haven projects completed with more to come.

El Nino climate pattern returns, US forecaster says – ABC Radio

June 10, 2023 / From News

Kathryn Maxwell, President of SHASA, spoke with ABC radio about the predicted El Nino weather events that are just starting in Australia.

Help SHASA and help the Eurobodalla become 100% renewable

June 1, 2023 / From News

SHASA is encouraging residents and businesses in the Eurobodalla to switch to Indigo Power as their electricity retailer by 30 June 2023.  Why? Because it’s a community owned electricity retailer […]

Community push for safe havens comes to fruition in the Eurobodalla

May 2, 2023 / From News

Community push for safe havens comes to fruition in the Eurobodalla | About Regional

Brightening Batemans Bay Heritage Museum’s Future Stage 1

April 22, 2023 / From News

SHASA has secured a Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) Strengthening Rural Communities Program grant of $22,578 to install solar on the Batemans Bay Heritage Museum.  SHASA is also […]

Taking charge of your power supply

April 21, 2023 / From News

Community forums in May/June to consider tailored microgrid options Round 2 of the SuRF microgrid feasibility community forums are scheduled for May/June 2023. Communities have looked at the big ideas, […]

The Voice to Parliament

April 13, 2023 / From News

In 1967 we were counted, in 2017 we seek to be heard. We leave base camp and start our trek across this vast country. We invite you to walk with […]

EV Day 2023 – a big success for the Eurobodalla

March 15, 2023 / From News

“Well over 1000 people attended the SHASA EV Day – Electrify Everything Expo, held on Sunday 12 March. Amazingly, we had 40 electric vehicles at Hanging Rock, including 18 all-electric […]

Rewiring Australia founder Saul Griffith is on a mission to electrify the nation, one suburb at a time

February 27, 2023 / From News

Featured on Australian Story, ABC, 27 Feb 2023

Interested in a test drive at the EV Expo?

February 15, 2023 / From News

Sunday 12 March, 10am – 3pm at Hanging Rock, Batemans Bay Want to book a test drive? Send an email to or phone SHASA on 0467 558 645.

Interested in Electrical Apprenticeships?

February 15, 2023 / From News

Register for an information session on Thursday 23 February 5pm at the Moruya Golf Club to find out more about Electrical trade training. This new apprentice training is now being […]

SHASA’s December newsletter now out

December 14, 2022 / From News

Read the latest issue of THE SPARK online

State of the Climate 2022

November 25, 2022 / From News

Continued warming of Australia’s climate, an increase in extreme fire weather and length of the fire season, declining rainfall in southern Australia, and rising sea levels. These are some of […]

SHASA’s November newsletter now out

November 25, 2022 / From News

Read the latest issue of THE SPARK online

ACCC warns consumers about potentially deadly solar batteries

November 21, 2022 / From News

The ACCC will be directly contacting almost 5,000 households that are likely to have energy solar systems with dangerous LG solar batteries in the coming weeks, to continue efforts to […]

Where the water starts – film screening at Narooma Kinema

November 11, 2022 / From News

A new film explores the latest chapter in the struggle over feral horses in Kosciuszko National Park. To make the film, Mandy King and her partner, Fabio Cavadini, teamed up […]

Call out for EV owners to join us at SHASA’s 2023 EV Expo

November 11, 2022 / From News

Interested in presenting your electric car, sharing your stories and meeting with other EV owners? Then register now for SHASA’s upcoming EV Expo – Saturday 28 October 2023 in Russ […]

Moruya Bicycles Carpark Sale

October 25, 2022 / From News

Pick up some maintenance tips, score a great deal, plus FREE snags – Saturday 29th of October from 9am We’re back for more fun in the carpark… and in-store, with great deals […]

SHASA Electric Vehicle Member Offer

October 24, 2022 / From News

The Good Car Company and South Coast Health and Sustainability Alliance have proudly joined forces in a partnership to offer locals access to affordable new and second hand electric vehicles.

SHASA’s interview with ABC South East NSW

October 1, 2022 / From News

Kathryn Maxwell spoke with ABC radio Friday 30th Sept Electrify Everything SHASA has embraced Saul Griffith’s vision to reach net zero emissions by eliminating household use of fossil fuels and […]

Beagle News.

September 28, 2022 / From News

For the first time, the Mayoral vehicle is an electric vehicle. Mayor on the move in an electric vehicleMathew Hatcher couldn’t imagine driving anything else, now he has experienced an […]


September 28, 2022 / From News

SHASA’s aim to reduce Shire carbon emissions to zero By Joel EricksonUpdated September 26 2022 SHASA says buying an electric vehicle (like the one pictured) and charging it on renewable energy can […]

Eurobodalla EV Enthusiasts ahead of the Wave!

September 28, 2022 / From News News from The Beagle There’s a new wave in motoring – electric vehicles are on their way, and they’re better and cheaper than ever. Our neighbours in the ACT […]

Certified ‘genius’ Saul Griffith has a plan to decarbonise Australia — and it will only take 101 million machines

September 22, 2022 / From News

Over the next two decades, Australia will be racing to reach net zero emissions.  There are different theories about how to get there, but one of the most prominent is […]

Seeing more electric vehicles in the Eurobodalla?

September 22, 2022 / From News

SHASA purchased a NISSAN LEAF EV in November 2020. Since then nine SHASA members have purchased electric vehicles after test driving the SHASA EV. While there have been long delays […]

Electric Vehicle Expo

August 25, 2022 / From News

Bateman’s Bay Community Coordinator

August 23, 2022 / From News

Robert Creed takes on the role of Bateman’s Bay Community Coordinator Building on the success of the Batemans Bay Region Coordinators roles in assisting the community, the Southcoast Health and Sustainability […]

Welcome Lyn Smith

August 4, 2022 / From News


August 4, 2022 / From News

Build essential tools, skills & knowledge for thriving and leading in turbulent times  Funded by a Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grant this community-focused leadership program will help you build resilience […]

A million homes sit empty, so where are they and can they help ease the housing crisis?

July 20, 2022 / From News

In southern NSW, Eurobodalla Shire mayor Mathew Hatcher wrote to more than 8,000 out-of-town property owners, mainly from Sydney and Canberra, pleading with them to put their spare homes on the local […]

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